Ecuador to decide future of head coach Gomez

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-12 14:28:58|Editor: zh
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QUITO, July 11 (Xinhua) -- The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) will make a decision about the future of under-fire national team manager Hernan Gomez within days, a top official said on Thursday.

The FEF board earlier held talks with Gomez at their Quito headquarters amid mounting speculation that the Colombian would be dismissed.

"It was a good meeting. The board of directors will make a decision next week," FEF president Francisco Egas told reporters.

The talks come less than a month after Ecuador's group-stage elimination from the Copa America in Brazil, where they took just one point from their three matches.

Gomez took charge of La Tricolor for a second time last July after leading Panama to their first World Cup finals in Russia last summer.

The 63-year-old was also Ecuador's head coach from 1999 to 2004, guiding them to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea. He also led his native Colombia to the World Cup finals in France four years earlier.